Anya Taylor-Joy & ‘The Witch’ Director Reuniting for ‘Nosferatu’ Remake

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It appears the star and director of the hit horror film The Witch may be reuniting on a remake.

Director Robert Eggers confirmed that he would be tackling a remake of Nosferatu – an unauthorised 1922 silent film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula that was remade by Werner Herzog in ’79 – in late 2016.

“It feels ugly and blasphemous and egomaniacal and disgusting for a filmmaker in my place to do Nosferatu next,” Eggers said at the time. “I was really planning on waiting a while, but that’s how fate shook out.”

And now comes word that Eggers will be reuniting with his Witch lead, Anya Taylor-Joy, who has been on the up and up since the film. Variety is reporting that Taylor-Joy has entered negotiations to star in the film, which has been set up at Studio 8.

Eggers has also signed a deal with the studio to direct a medieval knight epic titled The Knight, which may come before Nosferatu.

Taylor-Joy has had no shortage of work since her impressive performance in The Witch. She played the titular creation in the sci-fi thriller Morgan, held her own alongside an outstanding James McAvoy in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split, is currently filming her role as the mutant Illyana Rasputin/Magik in X-Men: The New Mutants, and will soon be reprising her Split role in Shyamalan’s Unbreakable/Split sequel Glass.

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